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How We Came to Be: Surprising Sea Creatures

Sami Bayly

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Picture books

Take a deep dive into the evolution stories behind some of the most surprising creatures from the sea with award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly.

Why is a Deepsea Flounder as flat as a pancake? Why does the Prickly Footballfish have a fishing rod-like light on its head?

Dive deep through the ocean zones to discover some of the most unusual creatures from the sea, and find out why they have come to look and behave the way they do.

The first book in a new picture book series about unusual animal evolution stories, from award-winning and best-selling author and illustrator, Sami Bayly.

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Praise for How We Came to Be: Surprising Sea Creatures

  • This information book with spectacular illustrations of ugly animals will inform, entertain and promote discussion. - Sunday Telegraph on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS

  • This is a fascinating book, illustrated in exquisite detail by award-winning author and illustrator, Sami Bayly. - Child Mags on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF DANGEROUS ANIMALS

  • A great book to read with children and learn more about how plant and animal species rely on each other. - The Sydney Morning Herald on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PECULIAR PAIRS

  • This awesome book is full of surprising facts about peculiar pairs in nature, helping each other, or at least helping themselves. - Kookie Magazine on THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PECULIAR PAIRS

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Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Tamworth, NSW, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others.

Sami's first book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, won the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award and the Australian Book Design Award for Younger Readers. It was a CBCA Honour Book and was shortlisted for an ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children and longlisted for the ABA Booksellers' Choice 2020 Book of the Year Awards. Her second book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals, was a CBCA Honour Book, an ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children, won an Australian Book Design Award for Younger Readers and was shortlisted for the Children's Indie Book of the Year 2020. Sami's most recent book, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs has been shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and longlisted for Children's Indie Book of the Year Award.

To keep up to date you can follow Sami on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samibayly/

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